Friday, August 22, 2008

Recipe for Fun????

What do you get when you take a bowl full of pudding:






And combine it with paintbrushes?








Pudding Paint!




I saw this on Jon and Kate plus 8 and I thought the girls would have a blast doing this so I made up the pudding tonight. I only had vanilla and butterscotch so I chose the butterscotch. I wish I had chocolate because it would have shown up better.

I was so excited to do this with them but of course I was wrong! Halle wanted nothing to do with it. Arianna thought it was fun at least!


Here she is all painted up and heading to the shower!





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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Be Blessed

If you want to be blessed go here.
Melanie has written an awesome post and it left me in tears. Hope it blesses you to!




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A Little Bit Of Girl Time

Arianna and I got to have a little girl time today because Nick stayed over night at Terri's house so he and Chelsea could go to the fair again and Halle got called over to a friends house for a playdate today.
That left just me and Arianna this morning, so I thought this would be a prime opportunity to have a special mom and daughter day at the spa!

I had heard that Booker Institute does a great job at pedicures and they only cost $17.
Since I was paying for 2 I didn't want to go somewhere really expensive.
They did a good job and we had alot of fun.
Check out these pretty toes!






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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

It's that time of year again

What time of year you wonder?


Fair time!!

Yup- it's the 3rd week of August and that means Fair time. I took the kids to the fair yesterday. They do a reading program and then they get 5 ride tickets and a ticket to the grandstand event at night. It was the off road derby- we love it.
Here are some pictures:






















And the best thing about the fair???



Fair food!!!





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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Chicken BBQ

Every year we go to the Chicken BBQ with most of the family. We got to go again on Saturday. I always look forward to this because they have the best chicken around! This year it was extra special because they were celebrating their 50th anniversary so they brought in extra things for the kids to enjoy. They had a petting zoo, bounce toys, a corn maze and hay wagon rides. It was an added bonus because Mari got to come along this year.

Here are the kids on the Hay Ride:


They had fire trucks there also- they were spraying the water straight up into the air:


Best Friends:


Enjoying our chicken dinner:


The petting zoo:




They had some cool cars that were really fun to look at:


Halle coming down the bounce ride: Sorry about the color of these videos- I accidentally hit the Sepia button!
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Arianna and Katelyn Racing: They are attached to a rubber band that will only allow you to go so far before you're pulled back. The race is to see who can get the object in their hand the furthest down.
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Nick and Chelsea Racing:
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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Good question!

This afternoon Halle just wandered in by me and asked me:

Mom- is it hard being a parent?

Well- that really surprised me out of the blue.
I told her that yes- it is hard being a parent, but it's also the best thing in the world and I wouldn't change being her mom for anything.

I asked her why she had asked me that and she said she was just wondering.

I wish I could just get inside her little head sometimes and figure out what she's thinking sometimes!




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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A movie for you

Here are some of my favorite moments from the past couple of months. Enjoy!


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Monday, August 11, 2008

Just a quick interruption

Did any of you stay up to watch the mens relay race in swimming last night on the olympics??

IT WAS BEYOND FANTASTIC!!

Especially because the French were smack talking against us!

I was screaming out loud- I woke Halle up- but it was worth it!!





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I'm back again!

We're back from camping again. After camping 2 times with only 1 week in between trips- I'm back and happy to be home again.

This was the week that I camped with my sisters- Terri and Mari. The husbands came out on the weekends, but the week- it was just us and the kids.
We had pretty good weather- there were a few rain showers and 1 pretty good storm but overall it was good.

The kids had fun at the beach and the pool and had a great time spending time together. Halle and Shaelyn were pretty much together non stop! We shared lots of laughter and just enjoying time together.

Here are some pictures of our week:

The kids at the beach:






Mark having his hands full with Halle and Shaelyn:



We did lots of playing cards:


The girls getting ready to make a tye dye shirt:



Dad and Ann came out to enjoy a campfire:



We got to enjoy God's beautiful creation:







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Friday, August 01, 2008

Vacation Again!

Well I'm off on another vacation adventure. We leave tomorrow for camping with Mari and Terri!
It will be only us girls and the kids, but I have every confidence we will do just fine.
There will be lots of laughter and good times I'm sure. I'll give you all the details when we get back.
Have a great week!




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